$30 Credit from Affordable Connectivity Program Combined with Internet Essentials from Comcast Makes Broadband Access Free for Eligible Students
University of West Georgia students, including those who are Pell Grant-eligible, may qualify for the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides a monthly $30 credit for internet service.
ACP is a federal benefit program that helps ensure households nationwide can afford the broadband necessary for school and work. Students who are Pell Grant recipients are automatically eligible for ACP to help cover part or all their monthly internet service bill. Once enrolled in ACP, students can apply their $30 credit toward their monthly Xfinity Internet and/or Xfinity Mobile bill.
Eligible students can also take advantage of Internet Essentials from Comcast, the nation’s largest broadband adoption program for low-income households.
According to a national study by Educationdata.org, 34% of undergraduate students nationwide received a Pell Grant award in the 2020-2021 school year. Pell Grant awards depend on annual household income, household size, and the number of dependents.
Connecting college students in Georgia to affordable and reliable internet will help close the adoption and opportunity gaps, advance economic mobility, and foster the next generation of leaders.
For over a decade, Comcast has been committed to advancing digital equity, connecting 10 million low-income Americans to Internet Essentials and the resources necessary to navigate and excel in an increasingly digital world. In 2021, Comcast announced Project UP, a 10-year, $1 billion commitment to reach 50 million people from low-income households and provide tools, resources, skills, and training to bridge the digital divide.
Students can learn more about the program and determine if they qualify by clicking here.